Kayaking around Anacapa Island with Channel Islands Kayak Center and their awesome guide, Dawn.
The meeting time was delayed from 7am to 8:30am-- which surprised me, as I'm used to leaving for SCUBA even earlier (6am?)... an hour ride out to Anacapa, and we were in the water about 11:30am. Turns out we weren't going to be able to eat our awesome lunch til after finishing the trip about 3:30pm, but that was okay. In classic tradition we had plenty of snacks, too!
After a quick orientation and safety lesson (and learning how to paddle, for the few who didn't know!), we left Frenchie's Cove and started paddling through a ton of little caves, bigger caves, tons of kelp and birds, and even a few harbor seals! Portaged our kayaks through one sandbar, watched Lan Lan and Michael get beached on a rock, and in general had quite a bit of fun.
Highlight of the day was probably getting within 15 feet of a harbor seal just laying on a rock. Freakin' awesome.
Secondbest was padding under Arch Rock on the eastern side of the island (1.5 miles from where we started). Very cool, and short of going to Arches National Park in Utah, probably the biggest natural arch I'll see.
Had dinner afterwards-- takeout from Stonefire Grill combineed with the extra chicken and all the other food we didn't eat at lunch. Nom. Then time to go home and clean up. Oh yes, the DiCAPac WP-510 does fit the Panasonic LX3, but the lens opening is too narrow to take advantage of the wide angle lens, which sucks. Apologies for all the vignetting in the photos as a result. Ugh.